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NACAC is the largest and oldest association for the college counseling and admission field, with a membership of more than 23,000 professionals worldwide.


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2021 NACAC National Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 NACAC National Conference, Sept. 23-25. Attend in-person in Seattle or participate in the concurrent virtual experience!

College Openings Update

This popular resource provides counselors and families with an up-to-date list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications for Fall 2021.

Professional Certificate in College Admission

NEW! This eight-week, online course for newly hired and beginning admission staff provides the knowledge and skills to succeed in the field.


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Call for Nominations: NACAC Awards

NACAC Awards honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of education, to the profession, and to the association. Members are invited to submit nominations by June 1.

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NACAC Announces Fall 2021 College Fairs to Go Virtual

NACAC has announced that all college fairs will be presented online in Fall 2021. The decision was made due to lingering uncertainty regarding safeguarding the health and safety of young people at large, indoor gatherings.

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NACAC Supports Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander Students

The association condemns the growing incidence of racism and violence against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students and colleagues occurring in US schools and postsecondary institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Upcoming Events



Virtual Conference: Monthly

Join us on the third-Tuesday of each month to continue learning with the conference.

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2021 Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI)

Explore campus diversity, multicultural recruitment, and more.

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2021 NACAC National Conference

Get ready for the most anticipated college admission event of the year!

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Announcing the Results of the Special Member Vote

In his latest column, NACAC President Todd Rinehart announced the results of the Special Member Vote. By a more than two-thirds majority, the amendments were approved, making it possible for all eligible NACAC members to take part in the election of board directors and officers in Fall 2021 and in the years to come.

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Member Stories

NACAC has provided me with a network of support with professionals that encounter and overcome many of the same challenges I deal with every day. Having access to these mentors and leaders makes me feel more motivated about the work we do in admission and navigating these challenges is essential for staying in the field and achieving professional growth.

Miguel Alvarez

Associate Director of Admission at Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

NACAC has allowed me to create professional relationships with colleagues across the world and I know that I can pick up the phone and call any NACAC member to help me in guiding a student properly or to simply listen when things can feel unfair in the college admission process. I am so grateful for the continued conversations on hard topics that affect our students.

Sonali Perera Bridges

Independent Educational Consultant, Bridges Educational Consulting (CA)

NACAC has provided me the opportunity to connect with leaders in our field, to establish relationships, and to acquire knowledge that has allowed me to grow professionally. For me, NACAC is a trusted resource that provides valuable information at every level of your career, a professional roadmap of sorts.

Vishon Luck

Director of Recruitment, Virginia Commonwealth University